Bipolar Disorder

Ups and downs are part of life. What the nearly 6 million people with Bipolar Disorder experience, however, are not your normal ups and downs.

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by radical mood swings and emotional changes. If you have this type of mood disorder, you likely experience intense periods of mania (an elevated or euphoric mood or irritable state) and periods of depression.

Depending on the type of Bipolar Disorder you have been diagnosed with, you will experience the following symptoms:

  • Irritability and impatience
  • A decreased need for sleep
  • Hyperactivity
  • Elation
  • Talkativeness
  • Feelings of self-importance
  • Increased sociability
  • Profound fatigue
  • Extremely low energy
  • Slowed mental and physical processes

In extreme cases, you may experience rapid cycling and find yourself frequently alternating between manic and depressive episodes. While there is no known cure for Bipolar Disorder, the right kind of Bipolar Disorder treatment can help you better manage your bipolar symptoms.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

People with Bipolar Disorder never know when their mania or depression is going to set in, making everyday life a challenge. With treatment, you can learn to better manage your mood swings and control your bipolar symptoms.

A Bipolar Disorder treatment center can help people with even the most severe cases of the disorder to again have control over their moods and their lives. Treatment for the mood disorder involves individual and group therapy and the use of medication to stabilize your mood.

If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as substance abuse, social phobia, or an anxiety disorder along with Bipolar Disorder, a Bipolar Disorder treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.

To find out more about Bipolar Disorder treatment, please call an expert at Clearview Women’s Center at [clickpath phone=”800-573-0770″].